Botanical name : Mesua ferrea auct.non Linn. (M. nagassarium (Burm.f.) Kosterm
Family : Clusiaceae
Nagakesara, Nagapushpa, Kanakahva, Hemakinjalka
Rasa : Kashaya, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Iron wood tree
Hindi : Peela nagkesar
Malayalam : Nagapoov, Nagachampakam, Nanku, Vayanav, Churuli, Eliponku
Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in planes.
An evergreen tree grows up to 30 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, thick, lanceolate, covered with cuticle, red colored when young. Flowers white, fragrant, axillary or sometimes at the tip of branches. Stamen golden yellow. Fruits ovoid with surrounded by persistent sepals. Seeds 1-4 angular, grey or brown and smooth.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, vata, fever, cough, asthma, itching, hyper perspiration, skin diseases, and acid peptic diseases.
Useful part : Flowers, oil